Whether you want to pick up ingredients for suppu kandja, or you think keeping a few scotch bonnets in your fridge will deter your roommates from midnight raids on your leftovers, check out Adja Khady. This wholesale market on 116th Street right in the heart of Le Petit Senegal sells halal meats and fish, as well as Senegalese imports like baobab syrup, spiced coffee grounds, and a whole lot of palm oil.
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La Savane is where you go in Harlem for some casual West African food like lamb shanks, plantains, and couscous.
Teranga is a counter-service West African spot that’s a great option for lunch or a casual dinner on the border of the Upper East Side and Harlem.
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